Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
Robert Falkner

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Robert Falkner is research director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

At LSE, he serves as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris (ranked #5 by Financial Times EMBA survey in 2017).

Previously, he held academic positions at the universities of Oxford, Kent and Essex and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.

Born in Germany, he read for a double-degree in politics (MA Politikwissenschaft) and economics (Diplom-Volkswirt) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

After moving to the UK, he gained a doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).

His research focuses on global political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations.

Areas of expertise

  • International environmental policy
  • International climate policy
  • Risk regulation of bio- and nanotechnologies
  • Trade and environment
  • Business in global environmental politics

Past experience

2012 - Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE)
2002 - Senior Lecturer in International Relations, London School of Economics, LSE
2008 - Associate, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
2006 - 07Visiting Scholar, Harvard University